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Who Should I Draft?

Alex Verdugo or Adolis Garcia (2022)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Alex Verdugo
LF,CF,RF - BOS
Alex Verdugo
Adolis Garcia
CF,DH,LF,RF - TEX
Adolis Garcia
Expert
Recommendation
79%
Recommended by
34 of 43 experts
21%
Recommended by
9 of 43 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 92# 106
Best Rank# 78# 71
Worst Rank# 136# 149
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 166# 168
Best Rank# 125# 143
Worst Rank# 194# 253
   
Projections 
   
Runs7971
Home Runs1527
RBI6581
Stolen Bases713
Batting Average.289.235
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 94# 138
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 83# 122
   
Pat Fitzmaurice
FantasyPros
# 95# 96
   
Scott Engel
The Game Day
# 114# 121
   
Jody Smith
FullTime Fantasy
# 95# 105
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 78# 98
   
Greg Smith
Superflex.Guide
# 105# 112
   
Josh Shepardson
FantasyPros
# 88# 93
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 94# 106
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 89# 105
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 99# 119
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 85# 127
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 93# 124
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 85# 118
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 81# 120
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 95# 106
   
Christopher Welsh
FantasyPros
# 93# 101
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 102# 103
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 92# 105
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 91# 95
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 107# 110
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 94# 124
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 99# 113
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 78# 123
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 95# 121
   
Jordan Eisen
Field of Vision Sports
# 115# 149
   
Brad Camara
RotoBaller
# 93# 109
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 87# 113
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 95# 109
   
Scott Youngson
Pitcher List
# 92# 111
   
Nicklaus Gaut
RotoBaller
# 106# 142
   
Scott Bogman
FantasyPros
# 94# 107
   
Travis Argo
Fantasy Six Pack
# 88# 103
   
Fred Zinkie
Yahoo! Sports
# 102# 130
   
Nate Miller
Fantasy Six Pack
# 89# 85
   
Chris Clegg
Fantrax
# 97# 71
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 97# 78
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 109# 97
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 110# 100
   
Lucas Spence
Pitcher List
# 113# 110
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 117# 116
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 125# 108
   
Bart Wheeler
Hail to Fantasy Football
# 136# 92
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Alex Verdugo
LF,CF,RF - BOS
Alex Verdugo
Adolis Garcia
CF,DH,LF,RF - TEX
Adolis Garcia
2021 Stats 
   
   
At Bats544581
   
Runs8877
   
Hits157141
   
Singles11082
   
Doubles3226
   
Triples22
   
Home Runs1331
   
RBI6390
   
Stolen Bases616
   
Caught Stealing25
   
Walks5132
   
Strikeouts96194
   
Batting Average.289.243
   
On Base Pct.351.286
   
Slugging Pct.427.454
   
On-base Plus Slugging.778.741
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Alex Verdugo
LF,CF,RF - BOS
Alex Verdugo
Adolis Garcia
CF,DH,LF,RF - TEX
Adolis Garcia
2022 Projections 
   
   
At Bats525536
   
Runs7971
   
Hits152126
   
Singles10171
   
Doubles3425
   
Triples22
   
Home Runs1527
   
RBI6581
   
Stolen Bases713
   
Caught Stealing25
   
Walks4930
   
Strikeouts97176
   
Batting Average.289.235
   
On Base Pct.349.276
   
Slugging Pct.445.437
   
On-base Plus Slugging.794.713
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Alex Verdugo
LF,CF,RF - BOS
Alex Verdugo
Adolis Garcia
CF,DH,LF,RF - TEX
Adolis Garcia
News 
 Red Sox outfielder Alex Verdugo went 2-for-5 with a pair of singles against the Astros on Tuesday evening. Boston ultimately fell to Houston by a score of 13-4.
Andersen Pickard
Wed, May 18th
Adolis Garcia went 2-for-4 with one RBI and one strikeout on Saturday against the Astros.
Ari Koslow
Sun, May 22nd
 Red Sox outfielder Alex Verdugo went 1-for-3 with a double and walk against the Braves on Wednesday evening. He also scored a run and struck out once in the contest. Boston ultimately fell to Atlanta by a score of 5-3.
Andersen Pickard
Thu, May 12th
Adolis Garcia went 2-for-3 with two runs and one walk on Tuesday against the Angels.
Ari Koslow
Wed, May 18th
 Boston Red Sox OF Alex Verdugo went 0-for-4 from the plate with a strikeout during a 8-0 loss to the Angels.
Kyle Williams - Dog Day Sports
Fri, May 6th
Adolis Garcia went 1-for-4 with one RBI, one run and one strikeout on Monday against the Angels.
Ari Koslow
Tue, May 17th
 Red Sox left fielder Alex Verdugo went 1-for-4 Thursday, singling in the Red Sox' 1-0 loss to the Blue Jays.
Chris Schommer
Fri, Apr 29th
Adolis Garcia went 2-for-4 with five RBIs, two runs and one strikeout on Sunday against the Red Sox.
Ari Koslow
Mon, May 16th
 Alex Verdugo went 2-for-4 with an RBI on Friday against the Rays.
Dan Harris
Sat, Apr 23rd
Adolis Garcia went 1-for-4 with one run and one strikeout on Thursday against the Royals.
Ari Koslow
Fri, May 13th
Notes 
 Verdugo is a reliable option for batting average, as he's batted at least .289 in three straight seasons. He doesn't have a ton of pop or speed, though he'll at least chip in with home runs and steals, and because he'll bat near the top of the Red Sox lineup, should be an asset in runs scored. Think of a poor man's version of Michael Brantley in his prime and that's what Verdugo will give you, and that's plenty valuable for fantasy.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
Garcia came out of absolutely nowhere last season to become one of just five players to hit at least 31 home runs and steal at least 16 bases. His success largely came early in the season, as he blasted 11 home runs in May with a .312 batting average before, as most fantasy managers expected, pitchers adjusted. The adjustment hit Garcia hard, as he slashed just .211/.256/.370 in the second half, though he stole seven bases over the final month of the season to cushion the blow. The issue for Garcia is the same that plagues most largely unknown hitters who put up huge hot streaks - he lacks plate discipline. His strikeout rate (31.2%) and walk rate (5.1%) were both in the bottom six percent of MLB, and both were due largely to the fact that he simply swings too much at pitches outside of the zone (39.7 O-Swing%, ninth-worst in the league). The Rangers have a much-improved lineup and perhaps Garcia will improve in his second year, but unless he drastically changes his approach, his numbers are going to have a hard cap on them.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros